President Barzani is assured of further support from UK and Germany
Barzani Meets UK's Secretary of State for Defense
On November 5, Kurdistan Region President, Masoud Barzani received a military delegation from the United Kingdom headed by Michael Fallon, the Secretary of State for Defense. During the meeting President Barzani and Secretary Fallon spoke of the latest military and security developments in the Kurdistan Region and their impact on the larger Middle East region and the world as well.
President Barzani expressed his gratitude to the government of the United Kingdom for their supportive stance both generally and following the ISIS crisis particularly, adding that the Kurdistan Region is in need of all international support as it fights the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Secretary Fallon stated that the government of the United Kingdom will continue to assist the Kurdistan Region with military aid as it fights ISIS and that the war against ISIS is indeed a larger ideological conflict between the free world and the Islamic radicalism.
Barzani and the Iraqi President
On the same day Brazani received the president of the Iraqi Republic, Fuad Masoum. In the meeting both discussed the latest political developments between the Federal government and the Kurdistan Region and how all outstanding issues must be resolved as soon as possible.
Masoum appreciated Kurdish Peshmarga fighters for the great victories they achieved over ISIS fighters especially in Mosul Bridge. He also expressed his condolence for the loss of those who were martyred in the war against ISIS.
Barzani and German Foreign Minister
On November 6, President Barzani and German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, discussed the security situation in Iraq and Kurdistan Region on the phone.
Steinmeier expressed his country’s readiness to participate in the fight against ISIS. He promised that his country will continue supporting Peshmarga in the fight against the extremists.